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The trophies are lined up, votes have been counted and finally it's Country Music's BIGGEST night! The 52nd annual CMA awards are tonight.

Chris Stapleton leads the pack with five nominations: male vocalist of the year, single of the year, album of the year, song of the year and the coveted entertainer of the year. Several artists received three nominations this year, including Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay and Florida Georgia Line.

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As a voting member of the CMA's I'm going to share my ballot with you to compare my votes to yours. 

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Body Like A Back Road” – Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Broken Halos” – Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Songwriter: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
“Drunk Girl” – Songwriter: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson
“Tequila” – Songwriter: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

My Vote: “Drowns the Whiskey”


Musical Event of the Year

“Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill)
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” – David Lee Murphy (with Kenny Chesney)
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

My Vote: “Drowns the Whiskey”


Album of the Year

From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Graffiti U – Keith Urban
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

My Vote: The Mountain


Single of the Year (Awarded to Singer, Producer and Engineer)

“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton  
“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland  
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia  
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay 

My Vote:  “Drowns the Whiskey”


New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Brett Young

My Vote: Luke Combs


Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

My Vote: Brothers Osborne


Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

My Vote: Old Dominion


Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

My Vote:  Miranda Lambert


Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

My Vote:  Luke Combs


Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

My Vote:  Kenny Chesney


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